Sofia Carson, who also executive-produced the film, doesnt view it this way. Why I fell deeply in love with the movie is that its a love story but its a lot more than that, Carson told Variety. Its two hearts, one red, one blue, two worlds apart, that are really raised to hate one another. Through the energy of love, they figure out how to lead with empathy and compassion and love one another and become this beautiful shade of purple.”
She continued, We wished to represent both sides as accurately as you possibly can. What I believe Ive learned to accomplish being an artist is separate myself from all that and just pay attention to what the planet is feeling and reacting to with the film. That is so beautifully overwhelming therefore lots of people have felt seen or are comforted by this movie. Thats all we’re able to want filmmakers so when artists.
Director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum agrees. I am hoping that people recognize that to ensure that characters to cultivate, they have to be flawed initially. So we quite definitely intentionally created two characters that were bred to hate one another, she said. They’re flawed in the beginning and that has been intentional. To ensure that the red heart and the blue heart to sort of turn purple, you ‘must’ have them be sort of extreme. One particular that theyre surrounded with are a lot more flawed than they’re. They both have already been neglected by the machine; hes hurt in a war that doesnt appear to be ending and shes slipping through the cracks of medical care system. So theyre both neglected by the machine, and they live under one roof, and in these extreme circumstances, they figure out how to are more moderate also to listen to one another also to love.
She continued, I really do hope that anyone whos at all insulted because of it realizes that our intentions have become pure, and its own because we feel just like people have to grow and have to start to are more moderate.
But do they really? One Twitter user joked, We wished to portray two extremes of American politics, so we’ve an extremely racist guy who would like to kill Arabs paired with a chronically ill woman who thinks murder is wrong. Both will need to compromise for love.